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J.R.R. Tolkien: Classical and Theological Virtues in Middle Earth

J.R.R. Tolkien: Classical and Theological Virtues in Middle Earth In-Person

In celebration of Tolkien Week, join Houston Public Library for a lecture by internationally recognized J.R.R. Tolkien expert Dr. Louis Markos!

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings embody a rich understanding of virtue that is worked out in the lives and choices of both human beings and mythical characters. In this lecture, Dr. Markos will explore how Tolkien gives dramatic shape and force to the four classical virtues (courage, temperance, wisdom, justice) and the three theological virtues (faith, hope, love).

This in-person event at the Julia Ideson Building's Meldrum Room is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Please register below. Parking is free at the Central Library Garage on Saturdays. The garage entrance is on Lamar Street, between Smith and Bagby. 

This program will also be livestreamed on Houston Public Library's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/houstonlibrary.

Saturday, September 23, 2023
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
Meldrum Room
Julia Ideson Building
Age Group:
  Adults     Teens (13-18 yrs)     Tweens (10-12 yrs)  
  Arts & Culture     Author Talks / Book Clubs  
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About the Speaker:
Dr. Louis Markos is a Professor of English at Houston Christian University, where he holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. He earned a BA in English and History from Colgate University and an MA and PhD in English from the University of Michigan. Dr. Markos is the author of twenty-two published books, including On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis and From A to Z to Middle-Earth with J. R. R. Tolkien.